After a lot of research and many drawings, I have decided on the poses of the three new sculptures...more or less.
In the first photo on the left I have drawn the outline of the new figures on the base boards. From here I will start to build the figures in clay.
In the second photo, I have started on the "Patriot Woman" figure. Up next to one of the Soldiers, I have tried to keep her smaller in proportion. She will stand about 5'3" in the full size version.
If you look at the drawing on the back board above, you should notice that as I was working on her in clay she developed an "attitude". Look familiar? That is the confidence and strength look coming through. A no-nonsense "I can get it done" attitude.
Go with it. She will tell me how she wants to be seen.
Even though the figure will be covered with a huge full dress and apron, the figure underneath has to be done correctly and fully so that she wears the clothes convincingly. And yes, underneath all of that clay is her heart.